Sunday, October 14, 2012
And for that, baseball fans who don't have emotional interest in this game thank you Mr. Leyland.
First, Ichiro Suzuki hit a two run home run. This wasn't going to happen again was it? I mean, that would be absurd. Robinson Cano then struck out and was followed by a Mark Teixeira walk bringing up Raul Ibanez. Now, a smart manager would have seen his closer struggling, known that Ibanez was in the middle of a hot streak and promptly made a pitching change. Jim Leyland is not that manager. And this is what happened:
That right there folks, is that exact moment when Jose Valverde (and the two fans in the second row) crapped his pants.
Thank you Jim Leyland. Thank you.